Sergey Volkov wins Livigno Open

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Sergey Volkov finished clear first at the 2nd Livigno Open. The Russian grandmaster scored 7/9 and ended above GMs Peter Michalik, Georgy Timoshenko and Dmitry Svetushkin, who scored 6.5 points.

During the final game it was enough for Volkov to draw against GM Svetushkin, who was the winner on Thursday evening of the Grand Prix Distillati Mazzetti d'Altavilla, a blitz tournament among invited GMs which took place at Hotel Lac Salin. The blitz tournament earned him a precious crystal chessboard, whose pieces are in reality little bottles with liqueur inside. At the main tournament, Svetushkin finished fourth, preceded by GM Michalik and GM Timoshenko.

The organizers were very satisfied by the outcome of this tournament. There were 90 players representing 24 nations, with 22 GMs and 14 IMs. The tournament took place in Plaza Plachéda conference centre in Livigno, one of the main Alpine resorts. Livigno is famous for its nature and for the many sports which can be practised here (such as skiing, mountain biking, hiking, climbing...). Official website, updates and pictures.  

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